In the high-level international setting of the ILA Air Show Berlin 2018, the European Commission and INEA are organising a workshop on disruptive aircraft configurations, which will be crucial to achieve the Flightpath 2050 environmental objectives, as well as to ensure and maintain the global competitiveness of the EU aviation industry.
ANIMA project has been presented to policymakers at the European Parliament on the 6th of March 2018. ANIMA stands for Aviation Noise Impact Management through Novel Approaches and is funded by the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme of the European Union. Finnish MEP Merja Kyllönen (GUE/NGL) hosted the breakfast meeting during which over 50 guests gathered to hear the ambitious goals of the aircraft noise-tackling initiative.
The European Commission’s Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs is seeking input from stakeholders. It regards various aspects of silencing systems with fibrous materials, such as usage and current practices, technological issues, effectiveness, and suggestions for further improvements.
This draft of the limited revision of the TSI Noise is deemed to impact the freight traffic and the social environment. Therefore, associations and bodies representing users on matters having a direct impact on freight customers as well as social partners shall be consulted in accordance with articles 6 and 7 of Regulation (EU) 2016/796 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 May 2016 on the European Union Agency for Railways and to article 5 (7) of Directive (EU) 2016/797 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 May 2016 on the interoperability of the rail system within the European Union.
Air pollution harms our health and our environment. It mainly stems from industry, transport, energy production and agriculture. The EU air quality strategy pursues full compliance with existing air quality legislation by 2020 and sets long-term objectives for 2030. The Environmental Noise Directive helps to identify noise levels within the EU and to take the necessary measures to bring them down to acceptable levels. Separate legislation regulates noise emission from specific sources.
A new initiative, VitalNodes, has been launched, aiming to enable efficient, sustainable freight delivery across the TEN-T urban nodes (urban areas), by bringing together existing European, national and regional networks. As a result of increasing freight traffic, these urban nodes need to cope with challenges such as congestion, poor air quality, noise, and road safety risks. The objective of the initiative is to improve European interconnection, while developing sustainable mobility within cities.
The summary of the committee’s hearing on the road charges aspects of the Mobility Package is now available.
The European Commission, Clean Sky JU and INEA organise a two-day workshop on EU Aviation Research Policy on Noise, towards linking noise research and technological developments with certification and regulatory issues at EASA and ICAO level. The workshop builds upon the last successful one organised by the FP7 X-Noise project on ‘Future Trends in Aviation Noise Research’, held in Brussels in 2014. To register, please send your name, organisation and e-mail address to: RTD-H3-SECRETARIAT@ec.europa.eu Please note that, due to limited room’s capacity, registrations will be taken in the order of arrival. REGISTER NOW!
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27 projects have been selected under the H2020 Societal Challenges “Smart, green and integrated transport”. These projects cover aviation, infrastructure, green vehicles, blue growth as well as socio-economic and behavioural research and forward-looking activities for policy making.
The meeting will focus on the mobility and transport section of the proposal on adapting a number of legal acts providing for the use of the regulatory procedure with scrutiny to Articles 290 and 291 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union.